Jewelry repair, diamond and gemstone recutting, jewelry appraisals, pearl restringing and jewelry cleaning are just a few of the many services offered by Erik Jewelers. Our jewelry services are completed in our jewelry store with our own designs and in our own style. With thousands of jewelry designs available, our craftsmen have the experience to make something truly unique for you.

Erik Jewelers Jewelry Repair and Resizing Services in Western New York

Custom Jewelry Design

With over 50 years of experience, Erik Jewelers is your trusted jewelry designer for all custom pieces. Do you have a sketch that you once made or just an original idea in your head? Our jewelry craftsmen can help you bring it to life.

Jewelry Resizing & Repairs

Don’t risk losing your jewelry or causing further damage; visit us for the following jewelry services:

Ring Resizing

If your ring is too tight or too loose, we can resize it.

Ring Reshanking

If the bottom of your ring is worn thin, we can replace it with new heavy metal.

Prong Retipping

Rebuild worn prongs over stones by adding precious metal. Often it is better to replace the whole 4- or 6-prong setting.

Chain & Bracelet Soldering

Metal moving against metal makes these wear quickly. We can make it as good as, or better than, the original.

Platinum Repair

Platinum is an entirely different metal to work in than gold. We have many years of experience working in this precious metal.

Costume Jewelry Repair

We can quickly repair most of these inexpensive pieces using special techniques learned by the owner back in the 1950s when this type of jewelry was very popular.

Gemstone Recutting and Polishing

We can recut broken or chipped diamonds, often without much of a change in weight or size. We can also polish them so they look like new.

Gemstone Cutting

We can cut rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and any other precious and semiprecious gemstones.

Jewelry Remounting

We can reset your stones in a new mounting. We make most of the mountings at Erik Jewelers ourselves, which ensures your stones aren’t forced into a setting that doesn’t really fit. We can modify or create mountings that enhance your gems.

Brokerage of High Valuation Jewelry

If you have fine jewelry you wish to discreetly dispose of, we can sell it through our sources in the industry for a small brokerage fee. Or, we can accept diamonds of a carat or larger for consignment sale in our store.

Diamonds & Colored Stones

Buying a diamond is a very difficult task for most people. It takes many hours of training for us in the jewelry industry to learn to grade a diamond accurately. How, then, can a person who has not had this training buy intelligently?

People often come into our store and ask for a diamond of a certain grade. They have read a magazine article or been told by someone which grade to buy and what it should cost. This might work if every diamond was precisely graded. This is not the real situation.

Even if the grading is accurate, there is room for a lot of variation in each grade. If you were to buy a basket of apples, all graded AA, you could look through the container and find some you considered better than others. The same is true of diamonds. You must look at the diamond under magnification. A diamond microscope with dark field illumination is ideal for this. You can then see that one diamond looks better than the other. You are not relying upon someone else to judge the stone.

Is the grading accurate? If the diamond has a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), you are pretty safe. They are usually quite accurate. Some of the other labs may give higher grades.

The accuracy of grading by jewelers varies greatly. Some have staff members trained by the GIA and will grade to GIA standards. Others develop this skill from years of experience. Many have had poor or little training and are doing a lot of guesswork. Some deliberately fudge the grade up a little to make the sale.

Many people buy only by the color and clarity grades. They ignore the important factor of proportion. This can affect the price by as much as 40%. If you have seen a diamond that lacks sparkle, chances are that it has poor proportion.

Be sure to look at the diamond you are buying under a microscope. Our gemologists, trained by the GIA, will show you what to look for. Then, whether you buy from us or someone else, you will be able to make an intelligent selection.